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troops on it is side of the militarize zone separating from south korea. as well as nearly 30,000 u.s. forces. not only are they within strikes distance of the launch site, a long-range rocket shows north korea is on its way to developing technology to launch a rocket at the united states's west coast and hawaii. officials tell cnn that the working assumption is that the north koreans got outside help from others, including iran. so today's launch is raising some huge concerns. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i assume they are pretty surprised and alarmed by the successful launch over at the pentagon? >> look, wolf, because of everything you just mentioned, indeed, the u.s. military, the intelligence committee have been watching north korea for days now 24/7 because they did expect to launch and they announced it. but they were having technical problems so a lot thought it wouldn't happen until next week. when it happened last week, there was a surprise. the north korean anchor's excitement was clear. >> announcing the launch of a long-range rocket that put a nor
of a modern day axis of evil for the u.s. iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb. the explosive situation in syria passed another landmark today. we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department. on the failure to keep the north koreans grounded. >> with north korea successful launch of the three-stage rocket tuesday night the obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy it doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world. >> as we have seen in the case of north korea, as we have seen in the case of iran to date, it's their choice whether they take advantage of it. spend his time and his money. shooting off missiles or he can feed his people. but he can't have both. >> reporter: after the u.n. security council disbanded without announcing any punishment, the white house and state department signaled intention to outsource the job to the north korea patron state china. >> i think you saw the chinese make clore their opposition to this launch, prior to it and the regret over the fact it took place after it happened
: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
that signals a whole new day for the u.s. barbara walters is here right now with what happened at the white house today. barbara? >> reporter: just a year ago this month, i met with president assad in damascus and i questioned him about the slaughter of his people. since then, 40,000 people have been killed. well, today, president obama had some big news. for the first time, he is putting the syrian opposition on the path to be recognized as the new government if and when assad falls. i'd like to talk about syria. do you plan to recognize the opposition and give them some legitimacy? >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people, in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes the responsibilities on the part of that coalition. >> reporter: that's a big step. >> it is a big step. there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that
the u.s. and most outsiders regard as a thinly disguised test of a ballistic missile. now, the rocket was fired this morning shortly before 10:00 a.m. local time. it went on a trajectory over the japanese island of okinawa and quickly provoked expressions of anger and outrage from japan and korea, which convened meetings of security officials. the u.s. described it as a provocative act threatening regional security. now, north korea, for their part, quickly said that it was a success, that the satellite is in orbit, unlike a test earlier this year when the rocket burned up on launch. the u.s. experts have conceded that an object is, indeed, in orbit and that even the chinese have expressed regret today, lynn. >> ian williams there live for us in beijing. ian, thanks so much. >>> back here at home, michigan is now the 24th state in america with a right-to-work law. despite protests of angry union supporters, state lawmakers passed the legislation. this means both private and public workers do not have to pay union fees. and republican governor rick snyder quickly signed the bills, call
heard from u.s. officials, they are calling this very highly provocative act. it has been a swift response. we have a statement from national security council spokesman tommy vitter. he said, quote, this action is yet another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior. the united states remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region, devoting scarce resources to the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons has not brought north korea security and skaept tans by the international community and never will. jenna, as you mentioned the u.n. security council is meeting as we speak behind closed doors. the north koreans have very little to fear in terms of serious sanctions as a result of this action because of course its friend, china is on the security council and has blocked those kind of actions in the past, jenna. jenna: interesting that you mentioned china. is there any indication that the north koreans had help from the outside? any sort of outside country with this launch? >>
it blasted off the west coast and the u.s. military which monitors the activity of that isolated nation says it looked like an object was placed into orbit. so let's get up-to-date. chris lawrence is at the pentagon. >> we're getting better and new information about that north korean launch. u.s. officials now saying that the satellite that north korea put into space is now in polar orbit. norad has been monitoring it with its space sensors. remember, they tried a rocket launch earlier this year back in april. they did not have much success. this is the first time they have seen all three stages of that rocket launch work and be able to put a satellite into orbit. it sounds very benign, putting a satellite into orbit is not something that you would think of that has military connotations. but the same technology that you use to put a satellite into orbit is really the same kind of technology that you would use to build a long range nuclear missile. >> and the timing appears to have been some kind of surprise to u.s. officials. how worried is the pentagon right now after this launch? >> well,
piper is in bangkok, thailand. what is the reaction across asia to this launch, david? >> reporter: u.s. allies, japan, south korea condemn the action. philippines, where the rocket landed 200 miles off its shore protested. japan is particularly upset because it flew over the okinawa islands where there is large u.s. presence. south korea is calling for more u.s. sanctions. the most important, china, they are saying want a moderate and prudent response. may well go to the u.n. security council this morning. back to you. martha: so how important is it for north korea's missile regime, missile program i should say they were able to launch this weapon successfully? they have seen several failures in the past? >> reporter: well it is a major scientific achievement if you look at it on that level even though a lot of their people are starving in the country. from what the experts are saying they're still a long way off from being able to fire a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. there is problems with the heat from reentry, things like that. but it's, they are moving towards that ball
in asia, people are questioning the u.s. staying power. they are looking at this political prowess and saying can we count on the u.s., so it's very important we get our economic house in order, we get a deal to move forward. >> how important is it for the president to move quickly on his new international security team? >> i think that's important too, and i understand lots of good work is going into that and you'll have an impressive team rolled out hopefully soon. >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> coming up next, the sheriff's office in clackamas county, oregon, has just released the latest details on that fatal shooting rampage that killed two people, leaving one teenaged girl in serious condition. according to the sheriff's briefing, the 22-year-old suspect has been identified as jacob tyler roberts. he used a stolen semi-automatic rifle during the shooting. the sheriff noted the law enforcement received hundreds of calls from panicked shoppers in the mall. the first unit that arrived on the scene, just one minute later, no motive has been established. no apparent relation
at the rebels. jonathan hunt is at the united nations. this firing of scud missiles is new. >>jonathan: it is. u.s. defense officials believe that some half dozen or so of the scud missiles have been fired at targets north of damascus by the syrian security forces aiming at the rebels in the last few days. they do not have any reports any casualties. you will wreck that scud missiles were widely launched by saddam hussein during the 1991 gulf war. they were largely inaccurate then and it appear they have been inaccurate now. it is an odd choice, this soviet missile as a tactical weapon by the syrians but according to white house officials, it could be one more sign of president bashar al-assad's desperation. >> if true, this would be latest desperate act from a regime that has shown utter disregard for innocent life. utter disregard for the lives of its own citizens. again, the idea that the syrian regime would launch missiles in its borders at its own people is stunning, deputy prosecute, and a completely disproportionate military escalation. >> one of the fears is that scud missiles are capable
was greeted by general john allen and u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, james cunningham. earlier today he told troops in kuwait that president obama will make a decision in a few weeks about how many troops will actually stay in afghanistan now past 2014. that's actually new news. remember they were all supposed to come home? now some may actually stay on. >>> celebrations happening in north korea after the country divide world leaders launching a long-range missile. the country calling it a success after several other failed attempts. world leaders worry that north korea could potentially develop technology capable of delivering a nuclear war head to the west coast of the united states. the u.n. security council is expected to hold a closed door meeting today on the launch. >>> he brought two rivals found at the scene of brian terry, the agent for the united states, the border agent at his murder. and today he will come face-to-face with the border agent's family. a judge expected to sentence the man to ten years behind bars. he was part of a 20-person ring buying guns and smuggling them into
this for well over a decade. north korea is not threatening to strike the u.s., but remember, north korea is a nuclear-armed country, unstable, secretive. and this is a significant step closer to being able to put a nuclear weapon on a long-range missile. >> the news was announced overnight, with great fanfare on north korean tv. an excited broadcaster calling the rocket launch a glorious success. this morning, america's aerospace defense command, norad, confirms it was a long-range galaxy 3 rocket, like this one. the most powerful the nation has ever launched. and a major step in its weapons program. >> what the north koreans have done with this launch is demonstrate the technological capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, a long way. potentially threatening the west coast of the united states. >> reporter: the three-stage rocket was able to launch an object into low-level orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. but the u.s. believes it was merely testing the capability to carry a warhead. until now, north korea has attempted but failed four launches. abc's
the theory is one day the north careens could conduct a missile that could reach as far as the u.s. mainland and potentially loaded with a nuclear device. for the latest on this and civil war in syria, we're joined bidet that -- bidet that milbank. ambassador, we're told north korea has as many as a few dozen nuclear warheads. jay carney the president's spokesperson said that the president is concerned about north korea's behavior, but what do we do to make sure they don't create a missile that could potentially hit the u.s. mainland? >> that, martin, is the $64,000 question. because this is the most successful launch of what essentially a disguised ballistic missile test. the north koreans have never been able to achieve this type of success in sne past. it's an indication of how close they are to construct a missile capable of what you just said of reaching the west coast. and the best we have so far in terms of an arsenal of options is another u.n. security council resolution to impose even yet additional sanctions on north korea that all depends on how china reacts to that. and number tw
is over. the battle, the peaceful battle for workers' rights has just begun. joining me now is former u.s. congressman mark shower, democrat from michigan and a member of laborer's local 355. he was pepper sprayed by police during those peaceful demonstrations right outside the state capital. also with me, joy reed, managing editor of the the grio.com and managing msnbc contributor. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having us. >> congressman, what happened with you yesterday? >> well, i was proud to help lead a demonstration outside of a state house of representatives, you know. i worked in that building for 12 years. and i knew the best place to stand to give ourselves an opportunity to express to the house of representatives a voice of michigan. there were hundreds of us there. we were loud. we were expressing our displeasure with this terrible legislation. expressing the frustration that we've been completely shut out of the process. and, initially, mounted sheriff's deputies lined up to create a barrier from the building, which was fine. and then state troopers lined up to cr
. if conservatives did that in the u.s. capitol, they would go to jail. >> i think they would both be wrong and i agree with you it hurts the labor union. as a pro labor democrat that's correct kind ever activity doesn't persuade undecided people. it turns off those people. so are they are hurting the labor movement by that kind of action. >> thank you both. >> thank you. >> i'm going to proven this point tomorrow night and i'll give you all the instances where the left has used violence and extreme rhetoric and then we will compare it to some of the tea party rallies. if you have a specific instance, you have my e-mail, private. >> i do have your right e-mail. i don't say it on television, though. >> i appreciate that. j. c.uous will be up next. and we continue to monitor north korea missile launch they had earlier tonight. and we will head back to michigan with a live report of today's battle of the right to bourque unfolds. and we are awaiting a live news conference regarding the mall shooting in portland, oregon. three people are dead, including the gunman. brand new details are coming in, as
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